The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal J Harley


Lance Corporal John HARLEY, G/19041, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th May 1917, age 40.

Born Maidstone, Kent, son of George and Elizabeth Ann Harley, 156 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton.

Previously served in 3rd Volunteer Battalion, Staffordshire Regiment & 1st Volunteer ????? Company, South Africa.

1911 Census - 89 Molineux Road, Wolverhampton - George Harley, head, age 72, married, storekeeper, iron fencing works, worker, born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire; Elizabeth Ann Harley, wife, age 70, married 47 years, 8 children, all still alive, born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire; John Harley, son, age 30, single, Rate Collector, Borough Council, born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire; Carlonine Dean, daughter, age 40, married 14 years, 2 children, both still alive, dressmaker, own account, at home, born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire; Clarence Dean, grandson, age 12, school, born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire; John Dean, grandson, age 11, school, born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

Enlisted Wolverhampton, age 37 years, height 5ft 5¼ inches. Resided 89 Molyneaux Street, Wolverhampton.

Separation Allowance of 3/10 a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week payable to father George Harley.

Home 15th November 1905 to 25th December 1916; BEF 25th December 1916 to 7th May 1917.

15th November 1915, enlisted & posted 3/1 Battalion, West Kent Yeomanry, Service No.2189; 10th May 1916, appointed Acting Lance Corporal; 5th December 1916, embarked / disembarked; 6th December 1916, transferred to 4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th December 1916, posted BEF; 26th December 1916, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th April 1917, 138 Field Ambulance, synovitus knee.

24th September 1917, Probate - John Harley, of 89 Molineux Street, Wolverhampton, Acting Lance Corporal 10th Royal West Kent Regiment died 7th May 1917 killed in action in France, Administration Lichfield 24th September to Joseph Harley, brassfounder's manager. Effects £246 1s 11d.

Sole Legatee, Joseph Harley, brother.

26th September 1919, Statement of Relatives, completed by brother & Executor of Will, Joseph Harley - Father, deceased; Mother, Elizabeth Harley, 156 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton; Brothers - George Harley, age 56, Royleigh, Wolverhampton; Joseph Harley, age 52, 156 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton; Henry Harley, age 48, Arcade, Wolverhampton; Frank Harley, age 44, 89 Molyneux Street, Wolverhampton; Sisters - Phillis Harley, now Dean, age 50, 89 Molyneux Street, Wolverhampton; Mary Harley, age 46, now Gundy, Francis? Street, Wolverhampton; Alise Harley, now Hammond, The Mill?, Kemberton, Shropshire

Buried at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, BB. 17., Belgium.

NOTE: not included in Regimental History Roll of Honour but included in Soldiers Died in the Great War & CWGC web site: date of death shown in Soldiers Died in the Great War as 7th May 1917 but on CWGC web site, shown as 6th May 1917.

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